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The grotesque : a novel

Author: Patrick McGrath
Publisher: New York : Poseidon Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A paralyzed Sir Hugo Coal chips away at the mystery of the murder of his daughter's fiance, weighing the possible motives of those who share his manor, including his enigmatic butler, Fledge. This is a disturbing gothic tale set in a manor house in Berkshire in 1949, in which Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist, curmudgeon and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook.
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Mystery fiction
Gothic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McGrath
ISBN: 067166509X 9780671665098
OCLC Number: 19126411
Description: 186 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Patrick McGrath.

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A paralyzed Sir Hugo Coal chips away at the mystery of the murder of his daughter's fiance, weighing the possible motives of those who share his manor, including his enigmatic butler, Fledge. This is a disturbing gothic tale set in a manor house in Berkshire in 1949, in which Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist, curmudgeon and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook.

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